Press cutting of a review of ÂTheir Finest HourÂ, Volume 2 of WSCÂs war memoirs, ÂThe Second World WarÂ. The review was written by Vermont Royster for the Wall Street Journal. He describes the war as an example of dictatorship versus democracy, with democracyÂs weakness being inertia, and dictatorshipÂs being totalitarianism. Comparing WSC and Adolf Hitler, Royster comments that WSC had nearly dictatorial power, but often had to compromise on major policy, whereas Hitler could override his chiefs, particularly over the disastrous Russian campaign. Royster describes ÂTheir Finest HourÂ as a testament not to WSCÂs military skill, but to his and BritainÂs moral courage, resilience and spiritual strength. He states that the war was won by the individual efforts of all Englishmen, with each feeling an equal in the fight, and counteracting mistakes made by their leaders. Studying WSCÂs account of the war, Royster describes it as panoramic, without forgetting the small details which gave the book its impact. He focuses on the Battle of Britain as the key to the story, and as displaying a national unity superior to anything achieved by the Germans. He also points out BritainÂs difficulties, praising WSCÂs realism, as well as his account of BritainÂs achievements. He describes him as serving Britain as well as a historian of the war, as he did while Prime Minister, and compares his writing to that of Gibbon, Macaulay and the King James Bible. Includes covering slip. Newsprint and typed slip.